March 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 37 March 2012

Theory of architecture

Vlasov Victor G.

DSc (Art Studies), Professor, Chair of History of West European Art,
Saint-Petersburg State University,
Saint-Petersburg, Russia, e-mail: natlukina@list.ru


Contemporary research into history of art is made complicated by the variety of challenges faced and by the changing level of knowledge. Application of multivariate analysis methods to key art study issues involves the use of a transmorphological approach in order to break the habitual inter-departmental barriers. We use the term para-‘art study’ to denote the expansion of research methodology at the turn of the 21st century to encompass the systems and poststructuralist methodologies and the sogistic, transmorphological and intermedial approaches. The new method implies intertextuality (interaction between text that is the object of art study and new cultural environment) and intermodality (simultaneous use of different techniques within one system). The contemporary methodology of the humanities is of an interdisciplinary character, implying the need for a variety of genres of art study writings. Representatives of related scholarly disciplines take an equal part in the development of the contemporary discipline of art study. This ensures «semantic expansion» of texts. Individual directions, movements and schools acquire complementary functions. Hence follows the need for expanding the body of terminology and its gnoseological and communicative properties.

Key words: para-‘art study’, issues in art study, contemporary methodology of the humanities

Russian text of this article

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